NANCY KILI’s prose poetry explodes with unbridled reason and scintillating rhythm. The marrow of her stanzas carries women vigor, bravery and motherly wisdom. Simplified verses are pregnant with wit and promise. The poet cum girl child advocate cum humanitarian is an artistic combatant commanding her pen from within poetic trenches to free women from yokes of historical vagaries and unchain the girl child from shackles of cultural stereotypes. Keli wields her double sharpened pen to spit the venom of sanity against the hard sandy apparitions of century aged chauvism and barbarism. Her verses are a concoction of dictionary simplicity, reason, truth and reason. Aluta Continua! Happy great 2020(WOMAWORDS Chief Editor).
HE SUPER WOMAN
She is full of integrity and character
She does not seek for attention
She is hardworking and industrious
Very determined and principled
She is beautiful and her inner beauty is stronger than concrete and sweet like honey
If you can’t see her inner beauty and you claim you need an x-ray to sew her inner beauty
Then go buy an x-ray to see her inner beauty
Her smile is her lipstick
Her smile can heal a broken heart
Her smile is a weapon against pain
And it can kill pain like a bullet kills a Lion
She is God’s perfect creation
The last to be created by God
God created her with a lot of attention
She is not a rough copy but a fair copy
Very early in the morning at dawn as she wakes up
As the Cock crows, her eyes are open
She brings food to the table too
She doesn’t wait for the man to provide everything
She is not a goal keeper
For she is a woman that a man needs not a woman that needs a man
She is a giver of life for she doesn’t Abort
Abortion has never been about choice but it is about escaping the consequences of one’s choice by taking away all choices from another human being
She is a woman of few words
She is nor like other women
She had no time for gossip
Because gossiping is for fake people
She is am enemy of laziness
Her store is always full
Full of food that can feed her family throughout the year
She is always smart and descent
Because her body is not a billboard
Neither is her body a city clock
Her body is not everybody’s cup of tea
Her confidence is built on high self-esteem
She speaks wisdom and her words Can make a slave become a President
She is full of integrity and her integrity is deeper than the ocean
When she walks, she spreads coins of integrity that can make a poor man rich forever
She is not just an ordinary woman
But she is a woman of substance
A super Woman
An iron woman
If Women were states, she would be a super power
She can be a President
She is a great leader
FAILURE IS A WIZARD
I walk in the street of failure
As multitudes laugh at me
Not an ordinary
But a humiliating, antagonizing laughter
Like the laughter of great Pharaohs
From ruthless Antagonists
Yet I drip with success all over me
Success dripping from my bones
Like water falls
I walk the walk of shame
In the street of failure today
With my shoulders bent down like a Soldier that has just lost a battle
Knowing well that these streets I will change one day
If only I can boldly say
Failure is a Wizard!
Then later I will walk the walk of fame
From shame to fame
Like a Nobel Laurette!
Because Failure is nothing but a mere Wizard.
THE THREE WORDS
There are three words that have turned the World up side down
Like an earthquake or volcanic eruption
I LOVE YOU!
A man once said that to a woman and she said she wasn’t a teenager to be excited by the three words
A mother said so to a daughter and she cried tears of joy
She knew it was truth
Truth like from God
I LOVE YOU!
These three words are bilingual
They have dual citizenship
A harlot can use it to loot money from a 63 year cheating old rich old man
Traitors can use it to kill you.
I LOVE YOU!
However friends can use it and mean it
And a man can use it to marry a woman and built a wonderful family
Some Jackals are also good at using it to confuse innocent young souls in to their trap of dens.
I LOVE YOU!
Forget not I warned you that these three Words have dual citizenship
NANCY KILI is Ugandan Lawyer, Filmmaker and Author. Kili is a recipient of the Women for Women Award-Academic prize that was presided by a jury of Diplomats from France,USA,Turkey,Norway,World Bank Group,International Monetary Fund and United Nations for her contributions in the education sector in Uganda and other African Countries through her organization;Cruise Education that aims at promoting literacy and mentoring education towards sustainable development. She has performed poetry in various countries including; Ghana,Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda,Mozambique, Burkina Faso Rwanda and Burundi. She is an activist of girl child education, an end to female genital mutilation(FGM) and equality for men and women through economic empowerment of which she implements the legal international statute, THE MAPUTO PROTOCAL.She has spoken in various international conferences. She also hosts the annual Lit Festival; a literature festival in Kampala-Uganda at the National Theatre.Kili has authored and published five books that include,Failure is a Wizard (L’Echec est un Socier) a poetry book,The Story of Letasi(L’histoire de Letasi) a Novel,Tradition and education in Ayivu a cultural book,The adventures of Osuta(Les adventures d’Osuta) a children’s story serie book andThe book of wonders(ThePleine de merveilles) a children’s poetry book.
WOMAWORDS CHIEF EDITOR
MBIZO CHIRASHA is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival( ihraf.org) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly . Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection( English , African Languages and Germany) intiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to AtunisPoetry.com in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is both in print, on Amazon.com and at is featured at African Books Collective. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION) .2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO- Africa Photo- Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 200 spaces in print and online.
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